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About Matthew Knight

As Research Platform Team Lead for the History Department at the University of South Florida Libraries, Matthew works extensively with the Irish Studies Collection and the Dion Boucicault Theatre Collection. He teaches "Irish Rebels and Revolutionaries," "The Irish in America," "History Internships in Libraries and Archives," and "Modern Ireland."

Matthew is currently completing his dissertation at Harvard University on the Irish Language column in the New York Irish-American newspaper,1857-1896. His published works also focus on the cultivation and propagation of the Irish language in America in the 19th century.


Present Assistant Librarian / Assistant Director of Special Collections, University of South Florida
Present USF Tampa Libraries, University of South Florida

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • NYPL Short-Term Research Fellowship 2018-2019
  • USF Professional Development Leave 2019


  • Irish-American Newspaper Press
  • Irish Rebels and Revolutionaries
  • The Path to the Easter Rising, 1916
  • Fenianism and the Irish Literary Revival
  • The Irish in America

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Articles (5)

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Presentations (16)